Thank you for joining us for the 15th NY Golf Classic event. While we are disappointed we couldn’t be together in person to celebrate our sponsors and our honorees, we are grateful we are able to virtually come together.

Date & location

Virtual event

Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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Meet our honorees

Gustavo Buitrago, Senior Vice President of Business Banking at Flushing Bank

Gustavo Buitrago

Mr. Buitrago joined Flushing Bank in 2007 and is currently a Senior Vice President and Team Leader in the Business Banking Group. Gustavo (Gus) is responsible for leading the Bank’s commercial banking efforts and manages the activities of a team of Relationship Managers. Prior to joining Flushing Bank, he was with Banco Popular North America and was responsible for Middle Market/Small Business Lending and the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Group. Gus has over 35 years of commercial banking experience. He currently serves on the boards of the Long Island City Partnership, Commonpoint Queens Business Council, and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York (BIC) in the Bronx. He has also served on the boards of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Brooklyn Chamber Business Attraction/Business Retention Advisory Council.

Gus truly understands the personal impact of kidney disease. Approximately 16 years ago, his daughter was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a type of glomerular disease that causes scarring in the kidney. FSGS affects both children and adults and there is no known cause or cure. At the time it was devastating news, but thankfully a wonderful pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Howard Trachtman, saved her life.

Michael Mancusi, CFO and Founder of Maximum Security
Retired Detective, Suffolk County Police Department

Michael Mancusi

Michael Mancusi is a retired detective of the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), who served over 23 years with assignments including the 2nd Precinct General Service Squad and Major Crimes Unit. During his career, he has received considerable training in multiple policing techniques which include: Advanced Criminal Investigation, Identification Procedures, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Incident Command Training through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Identity Theft, Narcotics Investigation, Gang Suppression, and Vehicular Theft. Michael has received numerous awards within the police department for excellence of service with over ten commendations including The Exceptional Meritorious Award, and the 1997 2nd Pct. Cop of the Year Award.

Michael currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a principal owner of Maximum Security; a security services company located on Long Island. Since the company’s inception in 2002, Michael has developed and executed a successful financial business plan that has enabled the company to achieve tremendous growth in the Long Island security market. His financial forecasting and operational strategic planning have put Maximum Security in a position to successfully manage the changing patterns of demand, cost, and opportunity in the current economic environment. As CFO, Michael believes that having a strong executive leadership team that interacts directly with clients is the key to successfully implementing long-range strategic plans and ensuring company financial stability.

In addition to all his professional accomplishments, Michael is also a living kidney donor. Michael’s brother in law, who was been in the family for over 23 years, was born with kidney disease. In early 2017, it became evident that he would have to go on dialysis if he didn’t receive a kidney transplant. Michael knew he would be a match – and sure enough, it was confirmed that he was indeed a match. In November 2017, Michael donated a kidney to his brother in law, and they are both doing well. 

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Our committee

Planning Committee Chair

Maria A. Grasso, Flushing Bank

Planning Committee

Jennifer Armstrong • Donna Athenas • Melodie Carli • Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody • Elizabeth Dysart • Lisa Friedman Clark • Craig Goldstein • Lauren Grasso • Sylvia Knutson-Barr • Drew Kopf • Gregory M. LaSpina • Gerry Laytin • Hank Levy • Maura Nicolosi • Frank Pelliccione, Co-Chair Emeritus • Albert Petraglia • Dan Rosenstein • Bobby Ross • Reynaldo Tariche • Sal Turano • Erin Winterfeldt • Charmise Woodside-Desire

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Event sponsors

Presenting sponsor

Kick COVID in the Putt Sponsor

Holey Moley Quarantine Sponsor

Flatten the Curve not the Course Sponsor

  • Citi

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Juice Generation

  • Maria Grasso

  • Maura Nicolosi

  • Maximum Security

  • Meridian Capital Consulting

  • Premier Benefits Plans

FOREver at Home

  • Adam Ruttner
  • Keefe Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company
  • Permanent Engineering, P.C.
  • Hole’d Up Inside Sponsor

    • Adam Greene
    • Barron Wall
    • Borchert and LaSpina, P.C.
    • Gary Simon
    • Gregory LaSpina
    • John E Roe Jr
    • John Psaras Realty Inc.
    • Katco Electric, Inc. Baron
    • LargaVista Companies
    • Lynch and Associates
    • Michael Mancusi
    • NUCO Painting Corp.
    • Rivkin Radler LLP
    • Tracey Ant
    • Vincent Ali

    Bogey from a Virtual Course Sponsor

    • Andrew Nigri
    • Antonia Donohue
    • Atlantic Reinforcing Concrete Co.
    • Brian Fox
    • Bushra Khan
    • Camps Building Services, Inc.
    • Check-Mate Team
    • Coratolo Associates LLC
    • Daniel Nolan
    • DeMarco & Nesi CPA's LLC
    • Donald Middleton
    • Edward Bielecky
    • Fifteen Degrees, LLC
    • First & Grand Partners LLC
    • Frank Castellano
    • Frank Cormio
    • Gary Smith
    • Groothuis & Co.
    • Inter Capital
    • James Barber
    • Jeffrey Schlosser
    • Jets Towing Inc.
    • Johanna Dolce
    • LaVarne Burton
    • Mark Rickard
    • Metropolitan Property
    • Michael Makowenskyj
    • MIchael Mancusi
    • Mile Development Corp. DBA
    • Package Pavement
    • Robert Rossiter
    • Robert Wild
    • Stephanie Entenmann
    • Steven Marino
    • Sunil Aggarwal
    • Susan Khani
    • The Elena Melius Foundation
    • Theresa Kelly
    • Tim Ahern
    • Xpert Savers

    Par-Tee’s Cancelled Sponsor

    • Amy L Azarow
    • Andrea Snyder
    • Clio Doukakis
    • Daniel Oliver
    • Gail Wick
    • George P. Clarke Advertising, Inc.
    • Gina Salinger
    • Janet LaFonte
    • Jason Paglino
    • Jenn Marzano
    • Jerome Day
    • John Westerman
    • Keith Oringer
    • Lisa Clark
    • Louis Fresolone
    • Louis Grassi
    • Mahesh Ratanji
    • Mary Ellen Bianco
    • Merritt Enviornmental Consulting Corp.
    • Mike Golub & Francisco Grenald
    • Michael Fisher
    • Michael Homan
    • Michael Weitzman
    • Michele Barney
    • Nancy Gianakos
    • Patricia Galteri
    • Robert Altman
    • Sharon Braun
    • Spencer Harrison
    • Stacy Ticali
    • Steven Wu Kuo
    • T T
    • The Kafafian Group
    • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    • Thomas Mancusi
    • Todd Flamenbaum
    • William Portnoy
    • Xpert Savers

    Watching the Birdie from Home Sponsor

    • Anthony Braico
    • Alexander Choi
    • Andrew Hazen
    • Andrew Lerner
    • Andrew Saluk
    • Bradford Baker
    • Brian Jones
    • Capital Appraisal
    • Cathy dePasquale
    • Cecilia Brewer
    • Charles Fleishman
    • Charles Nigro
    • Dan Patyk
    • Daniel Deutsch
    • Daniel Snyder
    • Deborah Guber
    • Denise Coyle
    • Diego Segalini
    • Dina Magliocco
    • Dr Robert A Scott
    • Edgar Royce
    • Elizabeth Lusskin
    • Erin Winterfeldt
    • Excelsior Elevator
    • Frank Pelliccione
    • Gerard Maxim
    • Gil K. Cosenza Agency Inc.
    • Hildy Eliach
    • Holly Bode
    • Jacki Fleischhacker
    • Jaikisoon Jadbir
    • Janet Lenaghan 
    • Jeffrey Nan
    • Jennifer Armstrong
    • Jennifer Meredith
    • Jennyrose Corritore
    • Jeremy Gruman
    • Jerry Kwok
    • Jim McCusker
    • Joan DeFina
    • Joe Colucci
    • John Franco
    • John Hanley
    • John Morgan
    • John Siu
    • Johnny Reyes
    • Julianne Puzzo
    • Kelly Melius
    • Kerry Bader
    • Kieran O Connor
    • Lewis Lilla
    • Lisa Archinow
    • Lisa Hendrikson
    • Lynda Hullstrung
    • Margot Miller
    • Maria Grasso
    • Marianne Conklin
    • Marie Zito
    • Marsha Mills
    • Matt Jacoby
    • Matthew Tortorello
    • Maureen Franco
    • Michael  Lembo
    • Michael Lembo
    • Pamela McNamara
    • Patricia Modena
    • Rachelle Morgan
    • Regina Holecek
    • Robert VonSchmid
    • Robert Winterfeldt
    • Robin Satter
    • Russ Fleishman
    • Salvatore Trazzera
    • Santina wiggins
    • Stephen Schoen
    • Steven Arzt
    • Steven Lichtenstein
    • Susan Cullen
    • Tamara Ruggiero
    • Thomas Buonaiuto
    • Thomas Gilmartin
    • Victor Li
    • Wei Gao

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